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EPSON Stylus Color 777/777i
Printer Basics
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  • Page 1: Printer Basics

    EPSON Stylus Color 777/777i Printer Basics Printed on recycled paper.

  • Page 2: Copyright Notice

    SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Enhancing Photos Using Custom Project Types Using Advanced Settings Printing on Envelopes Using Special Papers EPSON Matte Paper - Heavyweight EPSON Photo Paper Selecting the Correct Media Type Maintaining Your Printer Cleaning the Print Head Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern...

  • Page 4

    Where To Get Help EPSON Technical Support Creative Software Technical Support Requirements and Notices Windows System Requirements Macintosh System Requirements ENERGY STAR Compliance Important Safety Instructions Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions FCC Compliance Statement Declaration of Conformity Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty Index...

  • Page 5: Welcome

    The EPSON Stylus Color 777i printer is identical to the EPSON Stylus Color 777 printer, except for the printer lid and color. Therefore, this guide refers to the printer and its software as EPSON Stylus Color 777. About Your Documentation To set up your printer and install its software, see the Start Here sheet.

  • Page 6: Viewing Your Electronic Printer Manual

    Viewing Your Electronic Printer Manual Your printer software CD-ROM includes an electronic Reference Guide for your printer. The manual is in HTML format, so you need a browser—such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 or later or Netscape Navigator are using a different browser, the pages may not display correctly.

  • Page 7

    If you copied the manual to your hard drive, you can access it at any time, as follows: Windows: Select Start Programs Macintosh: Open the EPSON Stylus Color 777 Reference Guide When you first open the Reference Guide, you see this screen: Click here to expand the...

  • Page 8: Watching Printer Movies

    Watching Printer Movies Need help loading plain or special paper, replacing ink cartridges, or cleaning the print head? Your printer software CD-ROM includes helpful Fix-it Flix movies that explain these common tasks. Follow these steps to watch your printer movies: 1.

  • Page 9: Printing From Start To Finish

    “Printing with Windows” below “Printing on a Macintosh” on page 9 If you’re already familiar with EPSON ink jet printing, you can skip ahead to these sections: “Using PhotoEnhance, Custom, and Advanced Settings” on page 13 “Printing on Envelopes”...

  • Page 10: Opening The Printer Software

    From the File menu, click dialog box may look slightly different): Make the following selections on the Print dialog box: Make sure EPSON Stylus Color 777 Click the Properties it. Then click Properties If you click the print icon on your application’s tool bar instead of selecting Print from the File menu, you may not get the option to change the printer software settings before printing.

  • Page 11: Selecting Printer Software Settings

    (The slider may not be available for your paper type.) Click to return to your application’s Print dialog box. , you see your printer software Properties dialog box. tab to display the settings shown below: Main Select the type of paper you loaded...

  • Page 12: Controlling Printing

    What’s This?. Selecting the Settings You Use Most Often The printer settings you make apply only to the application you’re currently using. If you usually print one type of document in different applications—for example, legal-sized documents with black ink—you can change the default printer settings for...

  • Page 13: Printing On A Macintosh

    For more advanced printer settings, see page 13. For more information on printing— for example, previewing your printout, changing the paper size, or adding a watermark—see your electronic Reference Guide (described on page 2).

  • Page 14: Opening The Printer Software

    Follow these guidelines when loading paper: Load the printable side face up. It’s usually whiter or brighter than the other side. Load letterhead or preprinted paper into the printer top edge first. Don’t load paper above the arrow on the left edge guide.

  • Page 15: Selecting Printer Software Settings

    (The slider may not be available for your paper type.) Click to print your document. Print . You see the main printer settings dialog box Print Select faster or higher-quality printing, or in-between list). Media Type to print a color .

  • Page 16: Controlling Printing

    If you turned on background printing, you can select Application menu at the right side of the menu bar to check the progress of your print job. You see the EPSON Monitor3 dialog box: Click to restart your print job...

  • Page 17: Using Photoenhance, Custom, And Advanced Settings

    Using PhotoEnhance, Custom, and Advanced Settings When you’re printing special projects, you can customize your printer software settings, as described in these sections: “Enhancing Photos” below “Using Custom Project Types” on page 14 “Using Advanced Settings” on page 15 For additional information on these settings, see the electronic Reference Guide, as described on page 2.

  • Page 18: Using Custom Project Types

    Using Custom Project Types Your printer software includes custom project types with preset printing options. This lets you quickly select the best settings for your type of document, or select a color-matching method for your project. To access the project types, click...

  • Page 19: Using Advanced Settings

    Print Quality —and use special effects. Gamma To access these settings in your printer software, click Custom then click the button. Advanced You see the Advanced dialog box. For details on all the settings, click...

  • Page 20: Using Special Papers

    Matte Paper - Heavyweight EPSON Photo Paper EPSON Photo Paper lets you print photographs that look almost as good as the ones you get from film processing. When using EPSON Photo Paper: Always load the paper with the whiter (glossier) side facing up.

  • Page 21: Selecting The Correct Media Type

    Here are the settings you should choose for your paper: For this paper . . . Plain paper sheets or envelopes EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper...

  • Page 23: Maintaining Your Printer

    Follow these steps to run the Head Cleaning utility: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the b error light is off. (If the b error light is flashing or on, you may need to replace the ink cartridge;...

  • Page 24: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    “Print Quality Problems” on page 32. You can also turn the printer off and wait overnight—this allows any dried ink to soften—and then try cleaning the print head again.

  • Page 25: Replacing An Ink Cartridge

    If the quality doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print head, you can replace the cartridge even if the b error light is off. Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of installing them and before the expiration date on the package: Black ink cartridge: T017201 (U.S.), T017311 (Canada)

  • Page 26: Determining Which Cartridge To Replace

    Determining Which Cartridge to Replace To find out which ink cartridge is low or empty, do one of the following: Check the information in the EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Windows) or EPSON StatusMonitor (Macintosh) window that automatically appears on your screen when you print.

  • Page 27

    3. The color cartridge is on the right and the black is on the left. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from its holder. 4. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully. 5. Unwrap the new ink cartridge. Then remove only the yellow tape seal on top.

  • Page 28: Aligning The Print Head

    Aligning the Print Head If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may need to align the print head. Your printer must be connected to a local port, not on a network, to use the Print Head Alignment utility. 1. Make sure the printer is turned on, but not printing, and letter-size paper is loaded.

  • Page 29: Cleaning The Printer

    8. When you’re finished, click Cleaning the Printer To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a year. Follow these steps: 1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and disconnect the printer cable.

  • Page 30: Transporting The Printer

    Be sure to remove the tape used in step 4 after installing the printer in its new location. 1. Turn on the printer, wait until the print head locks in the far right position, then turn off the printer. 2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Then disconnect the printer cable from the printer.

  • Page 31: Problem Solving

    Then see “Problems and Solutions” on page 30 for solutions to common setup, software, print quality, paper feeding, or other problems. It’s a good idea to check EPSON’s web site periodically for possible updates to your printer driver. Visit and check the section for your product to see if there is a new driver available for downloading to your computer.

  • Page 32: Diagnosing Printer Problems

    If necessary, load or reload paper and press the maintenance button. If paper is jammed, press the button to try to clear the jam. If that doesn’t work, turn off the printer and gently pull out all the paper. Turn on the printer and press the maintenance button to resume printing.

  • Page 33: Running A Printer Check

    If you’re not replacing ink but both lights are flashing, your printer may have an internal error. Turn off the printer, wait a few seconds, and turn it on again. If the lights still flash, contact your dealer or EPSON; see page 37 for contact information.

  • Page 34: Problems And Solutions

    Problems and Solutions Below are some troubleshooting tips if you have any problems setting up your printer, installing software, getting good print quality, feeding paper, or other problems. Setup and Software Installation Problems The printer makes noise after ink cartridge installation.

  • Page 35: Printing Problems

    Make sure the interface cable is connected securely and that the cable meets the system requirements on page 39 and page 40. Run a printer check as described on page 29. If the check page prints, make sure your printer and application software are installed correctly.

  • Page 36: Print Quality Problems

    Print Quality Problems You see banding (light lines). The print head nozzles may need cleaning; see page 19 for instructions. Make sure the Media Type setting matches the paper you loaded. See page 17 for guidelines. Make sure the printable side of the paper is face up.

  • Page 37

    Your printout is faint or has gaps. The print head nozzles may need cleaning; see page 19 for instructions. The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink. To replace an ink cartridge, see page 21. Make sure the Media Type matches the paper you loaded.

  • Page 38: Problems With Paper Feeding

    Problems with Paper Feeding Too many copies are printing. Make sure that neither the Copies setting in your printer software, nor the Copies setting in your application is set for multiple copies. Paper doesn’t eject fully or is wrinkled. If the paper doesn’t eject fully, you may have set the wrong paper size.

  • Page 39: Miscellaneous Printout Problems

    Flip Horizontal software or the mirror setting in your application software. (If you’re printing on EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper, the image should be inverted so it looks correct when it’s ironed on.) The printer prints blank pages.

  • Page 40: Uninstalling And Reinstalling Printer Software

    (You won’t need to reinstall your bonus software or electronic manual.) , then double-click the My Computer . Click EPSON Stylus Color 777 and follow the on-screen instructions. Change/Remove Add/Remove . On the installer screen, click the arrow in the Easy .

  • Page 41: Where To Get Help

    Where To Get Help If you need help with your printer or its software, including EPSON Software Factory, ™ see the contact information below. For help with other creative applications on the printer software CD-ROM, see page 38 for contact information. If you need help using other software with an EPSON product, see the documentation for that software for technical support information.

  • Page 42: Creative Software Technical Support

    Trellix Web * If you need the product serial number when installing the software, see the section titled “Install the Creative Software and View EPSON Documentation” on the back of your Start Here sheet. to 8 , Pacific Time, Monday through Friday and...

  • Page 43: Requirements And Notices

    This chapter includes system requirements, safety instructions, legal notices, and other important information. Windows System Requirements To use your printer and its software, your system should have: ® An IBM compatible PC with at least a 486/66 MHz (for Windows 98), Pentium 133 MHz (for Windows 2000), or 486/25 MHz (for Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0) processor (Pentium processor recommended)

  • Page 44: Macintosh System Requirements

    Double-speed (2x) CD-ROM drive (quad-speed [4x] or faster recommended) or DVD drive for installing the printer software A shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 6.5 ft. (2 meters) long Using an improperly shielded USB cable—especially a cable more than 6.5 ft.

  • Page 45: Important Safety Instructions

    Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the printer; if the printer has been dropped or the case damaged; if the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.

  • Page 46: Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions

    If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust and store it in the same environment as the printer. Note that there is a valve in the ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent the ink from staining items that the cartridge touches.

  • Page 47: Fcc Compliance Statement

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B EPSON AMERICA, INC. Located at: MS 6-43 3840 Kilroy Airport Way...

  • Page 48: Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty

    If service is needed during the warranty period, Epson will, at its option, exchange or repair the unit without charge for parts or labor. If Epson authorizes an exchange for the defective unit, Epson will ship a replacement printer to you, freight prepaid.You are responsible for securely packaging the defective printer and returning...

  • Page 49: Index

    Glossy paper and film, 17 Grainy printouts, 33 Graph setting, 14 Head Cleaning utility, 19 to 20 Help creative software, 38 EPSON, 37 to 38 printer movies, 4 High Quality Ink Jet Paper, 17 High Speed setting, 31 High-resolution images, 13, 33...

  • Page 50

    9 to 12 system requirements, 40 Maintaining printer, 19 to 25 Margin problems, 35 Matte Paper - Heavyweight, 16, 17 Media Pack, EPSON, 16 Media Type setting, 7, 11, 17 MicroWeave setting, 31 Mirror images, 35 Monitor3, EPSON, 12, 22...

  • Page 51

    PhotoEnhance, 13 Problems installing software, 30 miscellaneous, 35 paper feeding, 34 print quality, 32 to 33 setting up printer, 30 Progress Meter, 9 Project types, custom, 14 Quality/Speed setting, 7, 11 Reference Guide, 2 to 3 Reinstalling software, 36...

  • Page 53: How To Order Epson Ink And Paper

    How To Order EPSON Ink and Paper To order EPSON ink cartridges, paper, and other printing media, contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 or visit the EPSON Store at (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.

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